Virbhadra,wife appear before court in CD case
SHIMLA: Former Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh,against whom a special judge has framed charges in the CD case,appeared before the court here on Friday. While Singh and his wife pleaded for a speedy trial,the public prosecutor plead for cancellation of their bail and alleged there was enough incriminating material to seek cancellation of the bail. The next date of hearing of the case is September 12.
Reddys judicial custody extended
BANGALORE: A CBI court on Friday extended the judicial custody of former Karnataka minister G Janardhana Reddy and four others in an illegal mining case to September 26. The accused were produced before court through video conferencing from Parappana Agrahara jail where they are lodged. Reddy sought interim bail,to be heard on September 11.
Mother sells 3 kids,NHRC seeks report
NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission on Friday sought a report from the West Bengal government on reports of a woman selling her three daughters to buy food. It ordered the district magistrate and SP of South 24 Parganas to submit a report within four weeks. Not having food for a few days,Purnima was forced to sell her minor daughters for
Rs 155,some reports said.
Yasin Malik among 25 detained
SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Mohammad Yasin Malik and several leaders of the separatist outfit were detained during a protest rally led by him at Lal Chowk. Malik and 24 other separatists,mostly JKLF leaders,were taken into preventive custody for violating prohibitory orders by taking out a procession.
Sivakasi: NHRC gives notice to TN chief secy
CHENNAI: The National Human Rights Commission issued a notice to Tamil Nadu chief secretary Debendranath Sarangi,seeking a report on the Sivakasi fire accident within four weeks. The notice came after media reports from an NGO and a human rights activist.
Panel indicts Goa ex-CM Kamat over mining
PANAJI: A Centre-appointed judicial commission has slammed former Goa CM Digambar Kamat for not acting against illegalities in mining sector despite knowing about them.
The report of Justice M B Shah Commission,tabled in Parliament on Friday,has come down heavily on Kamat,who also held the Mines portfolio in the Congress-led Government,for ignoring complaints about the destruction caused by illegal mining in Goa. It is amply clear that the Minister of Mines and Chief Minister (Kamat) was well aware about non-compliance of conditions …in the mining sector, it said.